'''MetLife, Inc.''' is the Holding company|holding corporation
for the '''Metropolitan Life Insurance Company''' ('''MLIC'''),
better known as '''MetLife''', and its affiliates. MetLife is among the largest global providers of insurance
, Annuity (US financial products)|annuities
, and employee benefit
programs, with 90 million customers in over 60 countries.
The firm was founded on March 24, 1868.
On January 6, 1915, MetLife completed the mutualization
process, changing from a stock life insurance company owned by individuals to a mutual company operating without external shareholders and for the benefit of policyholders.
The company went public in 2000.
Through its subsidiaries and affiliates, MetLife holds leading market positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia’s Pacific...